Linda Faye (Upton) Edwards

August 9, 1954 ~ January 30, 2020 (age 65)


Linda Faye Edwards, of Harrisburg, passed away at 7:25 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2020, at Harrisburg Memorial Hospital. She was 65 years old.

She was born on Aug. 9, 1954,  in New Haven one of a set of twin girls born to Alma (York) and Willis Hubert Upton, who preceded her in death.  She first married Kenneth Smith. She then married John Edwards, who preceded her in death on December 26, 1981.

Linda worked at various occupations, including being a nurse and a restaurant cook.She was Nana, Grandma, and Grandma PI to her beloved grandchildren.

Linda is survived by her two daughters, Kandace “Lorri” (Smith) McCoy and husband Rodney of Mt. Vernon, IL, and Jillian Edwards of Norris City; four grandchildren: Justin McCoy and fiance Terry Tran of Augusta, GA, Brandon McCoy and wife Brittany of Mt. Vernon, Aaron McCoy of Mt. Vernon, and Eva Edwards of Norris City; one great-grandchild, Remi Rae McCoy of Mt. Vernon; three sisters, Paulette Browning (Steve) of Cartersville, GA, Charlotte Morris (Bill) of Norris City; Angela Hite of  ; four brothers: Gene Upton of Harrisburg, Dennis Upton of Lexington, OK, Kevin Upton (Teresa) of Junction, and Jerry Upton (Tina) of Omaha; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband John Edwards, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob, Terry, and Roger Dale Upton; two sisters, Priscilla Marquez and her twin Glenda Kaye Whitlow; and a nephew, Scott Dale.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday, Feb. 3 at Cox & Son Funeral Home in New Haven. Rev. Buddy Hubbard will officiate.   Burial will follow at Union Ridge Cemetary near New Haven. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 pm Sunday, Feb. 2 at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SIH Cancer Center in Carterville and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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February 2, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cox & Son Funeral Home
311 Mill St
New Haven, IL 62867

Funeral Service
February 3, 2020

11:00 AM
Cox & Son Funeral Home
311 Mill St
New Haven, IL 62867

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